Deals: iPads from $239; $120 to 150 off current iMacs & MacBooks; $150 off BT headphonesThe weekend is delivering a number of deals on iPad minis and 128GB 4th-gen iPads, which are being discounted by up to $329. Meanwhile, a pair of resellers have again slashed the price of iMacs. And a trio of exclusive prices on MacBooks for AI readers are set to expire following the weekend. Also $159 off Bluetooth headphones.
In addition to the deals listed in our iPad Price Guides, a handful of eBay power sellers and Apple authorized resellers this weekend began promoting material discounts on the original iPad mini and 4th-gen iPads, all of which come with free shipping and are are limited in supply. Via eBay there's:
iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi in 3 Colors (MF432LL, MD531LL, MD528LL) for $239.99 ($89 off)
iPad mini 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G & 4G LTE UNLOCKED GSM Black or White for $439.99 ($119 off)
iPad 4 w/ Retina Display 32GB Wi-Fi Black (MD511LL/A) for $465.90 ($133 off)
iPad 4 w/ Retina Display 64GB Wi-Fi + 4G Unlocked Verizon White for $499 ($329 off)
iPad 4 w/ Retina Display 32GB Verizon 4G LTE White for $539.99 ($189 off)
iPad 4 w/ Retina Display 128GB Wi-Fi + 4G AT&T - Black or White + SmartCover for $599.99 ($329 off)
Meanwhile, MacMall and Amazon are offering the following 3 configurations at industry low prices. Note to MacMall shoppers: these models can only be purchased online via a MacMall Business Direct Account. However, anyone can quickly register for a business account. It takes about 30 seconds. There are no prerequisites to signing up and you don't need a business name. Simply click the "Buy Now" button on any iPad product page to sign up. Even if you already have a regular MacMall account, you will still need to create a MacMall Business Direct account for iPad purchases.
iPad mini 32GB Wi-Fi Black (MD529LL/A) for $349.99 ($50 off); also at Amazon for $351
iPad mini 64GB Wi-Fi Black (MD530LL/A) for $379.99 ($120 off); also at Amazon for $409
iPad mini 32GB Wi-Fi White (MD532LL/A) for $349.99 ($50 off) ; also at Amazon for $358
MacMall only charges sales tax on orders to CA, CO, GA, NY, IL, MN, NC, TN, and WI. Amazon charges sales tax on orders shipped to AZ, CA, IN, KS, KY, MA, NC, NJ, NY, ND, NV, PA, TN, TX, and WA.
Amazon and Best Buy continue to aggressively price Apple's four standard iMac retail configurations with savings now ranging from $119 to $159, as can be seen in the price guides (also below):
MacBook Pro Exclusives & Coupons
A trio of exclusives from Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo are set to expire at the end of this month (Monday). They offer users of our Price Guides between $150 and $255 off a handful of well-equipped 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina deals. In each case, the final price is the lowest we've ever seen for these current, Haswell-based models and includes free shipping and no tax on orders outside New York.
All three deals are available on a first-come, first serve basis while supplies last. To take advantage of them, simply use the links to the MacBook Pros in this article or in the Price Guides and make sure your browser isn't in private browsing mode and has cookies enabled.
13-inch MB Pro Retina 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB
13-inch MB Pro Retina 2.8GHz/16GB/1TB
15-inch MB Pro Retina 2.3GHz/16GB/256GB
Also keep in mind that B&H only charges sales tax on orders shipped to its home operating state of NY while also offering significant discounts to AppleInsider readers on Apple's 3-Year AppleCare protection plans for those Macs when purchased as part of the same order.
To bundle AppleCare with a Mac, first add the Mac to your cart. When you view your cart, you should then see an option to add a discounted AppleCare plan for each Mac (example). A free copy of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (for running Microsoft Windows on your Mac) is also thrown in with each order.
For readers outside NY, below are the final total prices for these three MacBook Pro Retinas with a 3-Year AppleCare protection plan.
13" MB Pro Retina 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB + AppleCare
13" MB Pro Retina 2.8GHz/16GB/1TB + AppleCare
15" MB Pro Retina 2.3GHz/16GB/256GB + AppleCare
For all other MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, MacMall offers readers an additional 3% its already reduced pricing when using the links in the Price Guides and then manually applying CouponCode / Promo Code APPLEINSIDER01 on the retailer's product pages. MacMall also offers free shipping and only charges sales tax in CA, NY, IL, WI, MN, CO, TN, NC and GA.
Harman Kardon Bluetooth headphones for $97.00
Also this month, Harman Kardon is exclusively offering AI readers certified refurbished units of its award-winning Bluetooth headphones for $97.00 — or more than 60% off their $249.95 retail price.
On Topic: iPad
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